KARACHI: The city police have released mug shots of the two absconders involved in the murder of Geo television journalist Wali Khan Babar.
The two absconders, Kamran alias Shani and Faisal alias Faisal Mota have been sentenced to death in Wali Babar’s murder case. The city’s police chief announced on Monday a reward of Rs2 million for anyone who would assist in the arrests of the two convicts. “The identity of the informer shall be kept confidential,” assured the Karachi police spokesperson. “The names of the proclaimed offenders have also been included in the Exit Control List.”
A special Anti-Terrorism Court in Kandhkot announced on Saturday the verdict in Wali Khan Babar’s murder case, awarding the death penalty to two of the accused and life imprisonment to the other four accused.
Wali Khan Babar, 28, was gunned down in Liaquatabad on January 13, 2011, while driving home from work. An FIR regarding the incident was registered on the same day. In the court’s verdict announced on Saturday, two of the accused, Kamran alias Zeeshan alias Shani and Faisal alias Mota, were sentenced to death. Meanwhile, Faisal Mehmood alias Nafsiyati, Naveed alias Polka, Muhammad Ali Rizvi and Shahrukh alias Mani were sentenced to life imprisonment. The seventh accused, Shakeel, was discharged due to lack of evidence.